History Film / WalkHard

16th Jan '17 11:40:49 AM StFan
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A 2007 Creator/JuddApatow movie that parodies musical [[BioPic biopics]] like ''WalkTheLine'' and ''Ray''. Failed to make much of a splash in the box office, but is one of the better post-''Film/{{The Naked Gun}}'' parody movies.

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A 2007 Creator/JuddApatow movie that parodies musical [[BioPic biopics]] like ''WalkTheLine'' ''Film/WalkTheLine'' and ''Ray''. Failed to make much of a splash in the box office, but is one of the better post-''Film/{{The Naked Gun}}'' parody movies.



* TakeThat: Dewey constantly pulling sinks out of the wall serves as one to WalkTheLine.

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* TakeThat: Dewey constantly pulling sinks out of the wall serves as one to WalkTheLine.''Film/WalkTheLine''.
16th Jan '17 11:39:37 AM StFan
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* AffectionateParody: To musical biopics generally, and ''WalkTheLine'' and ''Film/{{Ray}}'' more specifically.

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* AffectionateParody: To musical biopics generally, and ''WalkTheLine'' ''Film/WalkTheLine'' and ''Film/{{Ray}}'' more specifically.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Dewey's bandmates call him out on his many, ''many'' instances of JerkAss behavior such as sleeping with their wives, Sam's one complaint is that he never ''once'' paid for the drugs.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Dewey's bandmates call him out on his many, ''many'' instances of JerkAss {{Jerkass}} behavior such as sleeping with their wives, Sam's one complaint is that he never ''once'' paid for the drugs.



-->'''George Harrison''': It's so dark in this tent, y'know, it reminds me of when we, the Beatles, the four Beatles...
-->'''Paul [=McCartney=]''': From Liverpool.
-->'''John Lennon''': We are from Liverpool.
-->'''George Harrison''': ...used to play those dark clubs in Hamburg. You remember that, Paul?
-->'''Paul [=McCartney=]''': Of course I do, I booked 'em. ''[{{beat}}]'' I'm the leader of the Beatles.

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-->'''George Harrison''': Harrison:''' It's so dark in this tent, y'know, it reminds me of when we, the Beatles, the four Beatles...
-->'''Paul [=McCartney=]''':
Beatles...\\
'''Paul [=McCartney=]:'''
From Liverpool.
-->'''John Lennon''':
Liverpool.\\
'''John Lennon:'''
We are from Liverpool.
-->'''George Harrison''': ...
Liverpool.\\
'''George Harrison:''' ...
used to play those dark clubs in Hamburg. You remember that, Paul?
-->'''Paul [=McCartney=]''':
Paul?\\
'''Paul [=McCartney=]:'''
Of course I do, I booked 'em. ''[{{beat}}]'' I'm the leader of the Beatles.
14th Sep '16 3:23:20 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Dewey's first wife takes every opportunity to point out how he's going to fail at everything he tries. Even when he's clearly succeeding at everything he tries.
26th Aug '16 4:48:28 AM 3rdStringPG
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** you could just call it running gag the movie, and it all works! Everyone being sure to declare their age, horribly miscast cameos, Dewy's many kids.....

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** you could just call it running gag the movie, and it Dewey calling all works! Everyone being sure to declare famous people by their age, horribly miscast cameos, Dewy's many kids.....full names. Isn't that right, Music/ElvisPresley?
24th Aug '16 5:15:31 AM CynicalBastardo
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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Elvis tells Dewey that [[ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld two kinds of people]] know karate: The Chinese and the King.
3rd Jul '16 2:51:32 PM gewunomox
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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse with both "Black Sheep" and the BobDylan-style songs.

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse with both "Black Sheep" and the BobDylan-style Music/BobDylan-style songs.
11th May '16 3:45:10 AM DivineDeath
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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Dewey's brother came down with a really bad case of getting cut in half with a machete. [[spoiler:As did his father.]]
24th Apr '16 12:45:11 AM aye_amber
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** A deleted scene had a variation on this joke with him performing moody NeilYoung-esque folk-rock, which is dismissed by his peers as "sounding [[{{Grunge}} grungy]]."

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** A deleted scene had a variation on this joke with him performing moody NeilYoung-esque Music/NeilYoung esque folk-rock, which is dismissed by his peers as "sounding [[{{Grunge}} grungy]]."



* JerkAss: Dewey is selfish and narcissistic; among other things, he cheats on his wife, attempts to marry two women, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking never pays for the drugs]], refuses to take responsibility for raising his many children both legitimate and illegitimate, [[RunningGag never pays for the drugs]], sleeps with his bandmates' wives and girlfriends, [[RuleOfThree never pays for the drugs]], has a homosexual experience with a bandmate that leaves the bandmate confused and hurt, and [[OverlyLongGag he never]] ''[[OverlyLongGag once]]'' [[OverlyLongGag pays for the drugs!]]

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Dewey is selfish and narcissistic; among other things, he cheats on his wife, attempts to marry two women, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking never pays for the drugs]], refuses to take responsibility for raising his many children both legitimate and illegitimate, [[RunningGag never pays for the drugs]], sleeps with his bandmates' wives and girlfriends, [[RuleOfThree never pays for the drugs]], has a homosexual experience with a bandmate that leaves the bandmate confused and hurt, and [[OverlyLongGag he never]] ''[[OverlyLongGag once]]'' [[OverlyLongGag pays for the drugs!]]
3rd Feb '16 6:24:06 AM Morgenthaler
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''Walk Hard'' stars Creator/JohnCReilly, who spent a year recording 40-plus of the songs that his character supposedly wrote. He proves himself to be a more than capable singer and he approaches the ludicrous situations with the same sincerity he uses in his more serious dramatic turns (''TheAviator'', ''{{Magnolia}}'', ''GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin'').

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''Walk Hard'' stars Creator/JohnCReilly, who spent a year recording 40-plus of the songs that his character supposedly wrote. He proves himself to be a more than capable singer and he approaches the ludicrous situations with the same sincerity he uses in his more serious dramatic turns (''TheAviator'', ''{{Magnolia}}'', ''GangsOfNewYork'', (''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin'').
28th Jan '16 8:34:43 AM HighCrate
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* AsYouKnow / CaptainObvious: Any celebrity who appears will loudly announce who they are multiple times. This is done to self-consciously highlight the fact that they (intentionally) put absurdly little effort into imitating the celebrities they're supposed to be.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Dewey's bandmates call him out on his many, ''many'' instances of JerkAss behavior such as sleeping with their wives, Sam's one complaint is that he never ''once'' paid for the drugs.
* AsYouKnow / CaptainObvious: AsYouKnow: Any celebrity who appears will loudly announce who they are multiple times. This is done to self-consciously highlight the fact that they (intentionally) put absurdly little effort into imitating the celebrities they're supposed to be.
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